Powder Horns: Portals to the Past


Gifted and talented students may want to do further research on an event or person depicted on their powder horns and present their findings to the class.

Students with special needs may need assistance in getting their picture or poem onto the powder horn. Or an option is to allow the student to choose a favorite and copy an existing powder horn.

Extension Activity

Have students create powder horns based on an event or journey in their own lives. They could create a poem or drawing of something important to them. It could even take the shape of something modern they carry with them out of necessity, like a back pack, pocket book, or wallet.